Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose  
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Author(s) Dr. Seuss
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Children's literature
Publisher Random House
Publication date 1948 (renewed 1976)
Media type Print (Hardcover)
ISBN 0394900863
OCLC Number 1386296
Preceded by McElligot's Pool
Followed by Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is a 1948 children's book by Dr. Seuss.

Plot

Thidwick, a moose who lives in a herd "about sixty or more" , accepts a bug living on his antlers for free, who tells a spider of the free housing, and both accept a "Zinn-a-zu" bird. The herd rejects Thidwick after the Zinnazu bird's wife, a woodpecker, and four squirrels move in. After a bobcat and turtle settle, winter moves in, and although food is scarce, they refuse to let him travel to the other side of the lake. Thidwick realizes that he has lost his autonomy and that the collective in his antlers has forced him to support them. Pressure hits the poor moose after three mice, a fox, a bear, and 362 bees move in on his antlers, but trouble switches thoughts fast after seeing hunters who "must get his head for the Harvard Club wall". When Thidwick is trapped after an attempt to escape, he suddenly remembers that antler-shedding season has arrived. He bucks the antlers off, leaves the freeloaders at the mercy of the hunters and swims to the other side of the lake to rejoin his herd. His antlers, and the former squatters, are stuffed and mounted.

Adaptations

  • Welcome, a 1986 Soviet animated film

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